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According to a new study on meal planning conducted by the online grocer Peapod, 77% of Americans prefer to take their meals at home than to go to restaurants. And with 53% of Americans deciding to eat even healthier at the beginning of the year, home-cooked meals will be more nutritious. Healthy or even healthier cooking, a project that often starts with enthusiasm and ambition, can easily seem like a chore, especially if you're a regular meal preparer and you know how easy it is to boil a casserole. pasta and to call it's a dinner. Fortunately, inexpensive technology tools in the food sector make it easier than ever to improve the health of your favorite recipes and encourage you to cook the nights when you are tempted to heat a frozen pizza. Add these gadgets to your kitchen arsenal for healthier meals at the touch of a button.

Oven toaster air fryer

Cuisinart Air Fryer Toaster OvenCusinart

The "it" device from 2018, the air fryer is basically a glorified convection oven, which uses very hot and outstanding air to prepare your ingredients or "fry them at the same time". air". Use it to minimize oil and grease in the dishes you usually shiver, such as chicken wings, or to create a healthier version of your favorite foods, such as vegetable chips. The Cuisinart Combi Air Fryer Toaster can be used as two units, saving you space with two separate countertop units. $ 199.95, various retailers

Instant pot

Instant Pot Duo SeriesInstant pot

Instant rage may have dropped slightly since 2017, when it was the culinary Christmas gift not to be missed, but it's only because many homecooks already have one. If you are not yet immersed in the phenomenon of cooking under pressure, know that it is perfect for those who prepare the evening meal – grains, beans, meats, everything cooked more quickly in the pressure cooker and you can create many healthy recipes by mixing the ingredients in the inner pot (dishwasher safe!) and pressing a few buttons. Try recipes like breakfast porridge, a crustless quiche compatible with Keto and cauliflower steaks. Prices start at $ 79.95, instantpot.com

AeroGarden

Grow fresh herbs with a minimum of effort in an AeroGardenAeroGarden

The best way to add flavor to any dish, sweet or salty, is to use fresh herbs, which have a nominal caloric intake, but that boost everything, pasta (even whole wheat!) Eggs or just a bowl of fruit. This table cultivator also serves as a decor and is very easy to manage – simply plug it in, add water if necessary and cut herbs such as basil, parsley, dill and others to add an extra layer of flavor to your home cooking. Starting from $ 39.96, AeroGarden.com

Philips Viva Pasta Maker

This compact pasta machine from Philips makes it easier to prepare your healthier pastaPhilips / Amazon

You've heard it many times – whole grain pasta is healthier and better than white pasta, but wrapped brown whole wheat noodles rarely taste as delicious as your classic spaghetti. Step into this almost completely autonomous pasta maker, who can handle alternative flours, including whole wheat, buckwheat and more fibrous varieties, and mix them with eggs, water and even juice. vegetables (for color) and extrude pasta in penne, linguine or spaghetti shapes. It's so easy to use and the result is so delicious that you'll wonder why you've already bought pasta at the box. $ 150, Amazon.com

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According to a new study on meal planning conducted by the online grocer Peapod, 77% of Americans prefer to take their meals at home than to go to restaurants. And with 53% of Americans deciding to eat even healthier at the beginning of the year, home-cooked meals will be more nutritious. Healthy or even healthier cooking, a project that often starts with enthusiasm and ambition, can easily seem like a chore, especially if you're a regular meal preparer and you know how easy it is to boil a casserole. pasta and to call it's a dinner. Fortunately, inexpensive technology tools in the food sector make it easier than ever to improve the health of your favorite recipes and encourage you to cook the nights when you are tempted to heat a frozen pizza. Add these gadgets to your kitchen arsenal for healthier meals at the touch of a button.

Oven toaster air fryer

Cuisinart Air Fryer ToasterCusinart

The "it" device from 2018, the air fryer is basically a glorified convection oven, which uses very hot and outstanding air to prepare your ingredients or "fry them at the same time". air". Use it to minimize oil and grease in the dishes you usually shiver, such as chicken wings, or to create a healthier version of your favorite foods, such as vegetable chips. The Cuisinart Combi Air Fryer Toaster can be used as two units, saving you space with two separate countertop units. $ 199.95, various retailers

Instant pot

Instant Pot Series DuoInstant Pot

Instant rage may have dropped slightly since 2017, when it was the culinary Christmas gift not to be missed, but it's only because many homecooks already have one. If you are not yet immersed in the phenomenon of cooking under pressure, know that it is perfect for those who prepare the evening meal – grains, beans, meats, everything cooked more quickly in the pressure cooker and you can create many healthy recipes by mixing the ingredients in the inner pot (dishwasher safe!) and pressing a few buttons. Try recipes like breakfast porridge, a crustless quiche compatible with Keto and cauliflower steaks. Prices start at $ 79.95, instantpot.com

AeroGarden

Grow fresh herbs with minimal effort in a AeroGardenAeroGarden

The best way to add flavor to any dish, sweet or salty, is to use fresh herbs, which have a nominal caloric intake, but that boost everything, pasta (even whole wheat!) Eggs or just fruit. This table cultivator also serves as a decor and is very easy to manage – simply plug it in, add water if necessary and cut herbs such as basil, parsley, dill and others to add an extra layer of flavor to your home cooking. Starting from $ 39.96, AeroGarden.com

Philips Viva Pasta Maker

This compact Philips pasta machine allows you to easily prepare your own healthy pastaPhilips / Amazon

You've heard it many times – whole grain pasta is healthier and better than white pasta, but wrapped brown whole wheat noodles rarely taste as delicious as your classic spaghetti. Step into this almost completely autonomous pasta maker, who can handle alternative flours, including whole wheat, buckwheat and more fibrous varieties, and mix them with eggs, water and even juice. vegetables (for color) and extrude pasta in penne, linguine or spaghetti shapes. It's so easy to use and the result is so delicious that you'll wonder why you've already bought pasta at the box. $ 150, Amazon.com